Business: Graded Unit 1 (Exam) SCQF Level 7

A mandatory unit within HNC/HND Business Group Award.

Overview

Why take this course?

This is a mandatory Unit within HNC/HND Business Group Award, designed to provide evidence that candidates have met the aims of the HNC Business. For further information on this course please visit the SQA website.

Credit points and level: 1 HN credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

You must demonstrate that you can effectively:

  • Provide the competencies required by employers of those engaged in entry level administrative, managerial or commercial positions in organisations 
  • Develop and apply a range of vocational knowledge and skills in an integrated manner to the analysis of business situations
  • Build on previously acquired transferable skills
  • Adopt an innovative and creative approach to their work and be able to respond quickly to the challenges posed by changes in the business environment
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Key facts

Mode of study
Part-time
Method of study
This is a blended learning course, combining self study with elements of classroom attendance – often for assessment purposes only.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that candidates should have completed or be in the process of completing the following units relating to these specific aims prior to undertaking this Graded Unit:

  • Business Accounting (F84M 34)  
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction (F7J8 34)  
  • Managing People and Organisations (F84T 34)  
  • Marketing: An Introduction (F7BX 34) 

Although the main focus of the unit is based on the four units listed above, candidates may draw on content from other units relevant to the case study.

What you need to know

Additional costs

This course involves an additional SQA fee. Please see our Courses Explained page for further information on costs.

Anything else?

You will be required to sit this exam at North East Scotland College in May.

Next steps

Education

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Availability

Pre-entry guidance is required prior to booking a place on this course. Please contact Brenda Bryce, Distance Learning Co-ordinator by email or on 01346 506014 in the first instance for more information. When submitting your distance learning application form, please ensure you attach the additional information sheet listing qualifications and previous knowledge with your application. You may be required to attend College for assessment. Please check if this is a requirement for your course.

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Starts Fees Code
1 September 2016 £119.00
YBUCW
-O161A
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form and additional information form for this course and return them to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Information & Booking Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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